During a recent visit to Karnataka, the Prime Minister launched several construction and infrastructure projects worth a total of ₹6,000 crore. Included in these projects is the laying of the foundation stone for a 65.5 km section of NH-150C, a 6-lane greenfield road project, which is part of the Surat-Chennai Expressway. The project will be built at an investment of ₹2,000 crore. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for a 71 km section of NH-150C, another 6-lane greenfield road project, also part of the Surat-Chennai Expressway, to be built at an investment of ₹2,100 crore. The Surat-Chennai Expressway will pass through six states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, reducing the existing route from 1600 km to 1270 km.
In addition, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the Yadgir multi-village drinking water supply scheme, which will include a 117 MLD water treatment plant built at a cost of ₹2,050 crore, and will provide potable water to around 2.3 lakh households. He also inaugurated the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal – Extension Renovation and Modernization Project (NLBC – ERM) with a canal carrying capacity of 10,000 cusecs, can irrigate 4.5 lac hectares of command area, benefiting more than three lakh farmers in 560 villages of Kalaburgi, Yadagir and Vijaypur districts. The project has been completed at a cost of ₹4,700 crores.